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Dr. Shikha

Dentist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Shikha Dentist, Chennai
200 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Shikha is a popular Dentist in Adyar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Chennai Dental Centre in Adyar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shikha on Lybrate.com.

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My gums hurt whenever i chew food a lot. And the pain is unbearable. I have been using sensodyne toothpaste rapid relief for more than a year. I also tried using rexidine m gel but the pain does not go. What do i do??

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Kolhapur
Sensodyne toothpaste and rexidin m gel are not for gum problem at all. Gums seem to be weak. Apply stolin astr nd rexidin mouthwash. Eat vit c food ie lemon orange tamarind etc
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I am very fat and all body parts are very mainly and my teeth is dirty I tried many tooth powder but not effects.

BDS
Dentist, Saharanpur
I am very fat and all body parts are very mainly and my teeth is dirty I tried many tooth powder but not effects.
Get scaling done n brush your teeth twice a day n use dental floss n mouthwash n do warmsaline rinces 3-4 times a day n scrap your tongue twice day n tel me d status after 5 days.
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Hi, I have bleeding of gums. Is it serious?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist,
Hi, I have bleeding of gums. Is it serious?
No. Don worry it just bcz of gum infection. Get scaling done and maintain hygiene and you will be fine.
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I am 30 yrs old. Can i go for braces at this age and how long it takes to get it and how much do they charge?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Imphal
You can go, age is not the factor.Your bone support and the condition of the gum is what is going to matter.If you have a good support of the teeth teeth treatment result will be better. Price and treatment time will depend on the condition you have.
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BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Pune
TRUE STORY :
Jaw Bone substitutes are costly because IMPLANTS were DELAYED.
Implants are expensive because ROOT CANAL TREATMENT was AVOIDED.
Root Canal Treatment is taxing because CAVITIES WERE NOT FILLED IN TIME.
Cavities were not filled because of the LAZINESS TO VISIT DENTIST EVERY 3 MONTHS.
DENTISTRY IS NOT EXPENSIVE.IRRESPONSIBILITY IS!
Preservation is the rule,
Recreation is a custom!
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My tongue has white spot surrounded by red area. It's been over a week now. They appear one at a time or once they heal another area of the tongue become like that. It's burning a lot whenever that area touches my teeth. The spots are smaller in size.

MDS
Dentist, Sangli
My tongue has white spot surrounded by red area. It's been over a week now. They appear one at a time or once they he...
It must be migratory glossies. Apply oral anesthetic gel to tongue. Add b complex vitamin tablet for 1 month. Reduce stress, improve sleep, take balanced diet, improve digestion.
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I hve sensitivity in teeth. Firstly only cold feel. But from last few weeks hot also feeling. Wht to do. Will you please suggest.

BDS
Dentist, Thane
I hve sensitivity in teeth. Firstly only cold feel.
But from last few weeks hot also feeling. Wht to do. Will you ple...
Hello Lybrate-user, sensitivity is sharp, shooting type of sensation in teeth on contact of extremely cold or hot food which usually lasts for a few seconds and disappears completely after that and re-occurs again on such stimulus. Treatment plan for sensitive teeth goes as follows: 1. You can use any commercially available desensitizing toothpastes such as colgate sensitive /sensodyne /Sensodent KF / Sensoform R/ Shy NM/ Vantej /Senquel F /Shy XT /Pepsodent pro sensitive (many more are available in market) as first line of treatment. If it reduces your sensitivity substantially you can continue brushing with toothpaste in long run to avoid further sensitivity. 2. If you don't get any relief from desensitizing toothpastes it indicates a more severe problem which will need further treatment like layering/coating the damaged tooth surface OR filling of the tooth if there is big cavity OR root canal treatment in extreme cases. Getting proper treatment leads to permanent relief in sensitivity problem. And you can eat and drink cold food items without getting jerks while eating or drinking. Regards
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Mouth Sores Could They Be More Than Just a Sore!

Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Kolkata
Mouth Sores Could They Be More Than Just a Sore!

Small painful mouth sores can be anywhere in the mouth lips, soft palate, hard palate, cheeks, gum base, tongue and even on the roof of the mouth. When situated  inside the mouth, they can cause pain during eating or swallowing, especially with hot or spicy foods. A bigger cause for concern is that these mouth sores or mouth ulcers or canker sores could be an indication of an underlying health condition. A lot of chronic diseases, including HIV, herpes, and syphilis, manifest themselves as mouth sores. The following are some of the health conditions to watch out for when you have mouth sores. Each disease has characteristic appearance and so very often are easy to identify.

1. Herpes simplex (HSV1): The herpes simplex virus causes sores on the lips only which are usually painful with red blisters that last about 10 to 14 days. These are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 and the sores appear about 20 days after contracting the virus. Also, once they enter the system, they can cause recurrent attacks especially when the immunity is low.

2. Canker sore: The most common type of mouth ulcer, they are also known as aphthous ulcers and are usually seen on the soft tissues of the mouth (not the hard palate or the gum base). These are generally innocuous and heal within 5 to 7 days. Do reach out for medical help if there are more than 5 to 6 bouts of canker sores in a year.

3. Oral thrush: Also known as candidiasis, this is where there are whitish lesions on the tongue and the insides of the mouth. Candida is a fungus that is normally present in the mouth, but when the immune system is weakened, it can lead to an infection, orally manifested as white lesions. These are typical and appear in toddlers and in patients with anemia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or cancer patients on chemotherapy.

4. HIV/AIDS: Another disease which first can be diagnosed in the mouth is HIV/AIDS. In the first stages of infection, known as acute retroviral syndrome, where the first symptoms of the disease begin to manifest, oral ulcers are one of the first symptoms. With the other associated symptoms, more workup for diagnosis should be done followed by appropriate treatment.

5. Oral cancers: The lining of the inside of the mouth can develop cancer and usually it appears in the form of chronic non healing ulcer that just does not go away. Seen anywhere in the mouth, nonhealing ulcers are a cause for concern and should be investigated and treated.

As seen above, mouth sores may be harmless often, but in some cases, may have something more to tell about the health in some cases.

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I just met with an accident in November I got stretches near to mouth and it get swell little bit and near shoulder it has swell so it is not going injury are clear but that marks and swell are like that only so is there any treatment and please say some medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I just met with an accident in November I got stretches near to mouth and it get swell little bit and near shoulder i...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine arnica 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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I m 20 years old I have a pain in teeth what should I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist,
Take a pain killer and then visit a dentist. Pain killer is only going to give you temporary relief.
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Cert. Orthodontics, Cert. Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Siliguri
Eating a piece of cheese after meals can prove beneficial as firstly, it helps in pulling away some of the plaque and leftover tiny food particles from meals, and secondly, since it contains calcium, it adds to the health of teeth and bones as well.
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When I eat sweets and drink cool water I will get teeth pain and bleeding. Why? please give me remedy for that.

BDS
Dentist, Vadodara
When I eat sweets and drink cool water I will get teeth pain and bleeding. Why? please give me remedy for that.
Teeth pain while eating sweet n drinking cold drinks can be due to decay in tooth. Get your teeth x-rayed to determine the extent of decay. For bleeding gums, go for scaling and polishing.
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I'm a boy 16 years old I do brush every day then also I have a problem of halitosis. It is genetically please reply.

Dentist, Gurgaon
I'm a boy 16 years old I do brush every day then also I have a problem of halitosis. It is genetically please reply.
hello vijay, first of all I want you to to know that halitosis or bad breath is never genetic and is completely dependent on your oral hygiene. deposition of plaque and calculus around teeth cause gum infection, swollen gums and bleeding gums. this is one reason for bad breath. another reason is deposition of yellowish white layer over tongue. there are various other reasons like gastrointestinal health, fever, use of some medicines, Etc. I advise you to visit a dentist for professional cleaning of your teeth. then follow the instructions given by the dentist very strictly. brush twice a day along with tongue cleaning. rinse your mouth after every meal. drink lots of water.
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MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Smoking or consuming smokeless tobacco is very harmful for your teeth. It can lead to various oral diseases like oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontitis and tooth decay.
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Hello doctors, I found out that I have wisdom teeth erupting and its very painful even when I make any movement and i am unable to eat anything. Please suggest me any pain killer or gel? Thank you.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Hello doctors, I found out that I have wisdom teeth erupting and its very painful even when I make any movement and i...
You may need deep cleaning or surgical removal procedures for the mucosa above the tooth or the tooth itself. Until then apply clove oil. Rinse frequently with mouth wash. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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I am troubling with ulcers inside of my mouth it's comes in every month for four to five days please any suggestions.

BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
Dentist, Jammu
I am troubling with ulcers inside of my mouth it's comes in every month for four to five days please any suggestions.
ulcers occurred due to sharp edged tooth or some overhanging margin of a filling or crown.....we need to find the right cause before we can start over the treatment........for pain relief, you can apply a topical oral ulcer gel containing choline salicylate and lignocaine hcl..aslo start warm saline rinses
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I have a gum bleeding problem. What are the reasons for this and how can I overcome from this.

BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
I have a gum bleeding problem. What are the reasons for this and how can I overcome from this.
Your gums are bleeding because of plaque deposits around the tooth plaque means the food material which we eat gets deposited and hardened you have to visit your nearby dentist and get your teeth cleaned properly. This wii stop the blending of the gums.
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My dentist has advised me to go for 5 root canal with crown placing for my teeth. The cost of crown is very expensive here. Each crown costs around Rs 5000 minimum. Can i just do Root Canal Treatment now and leave the crown out for some years and then later get the crowns done? I am in financial difficulty right now so dont know whether this is advisable or not since i have pain in 3 tooth right now.

Dentist, Trichy
'3 tooth ' according to u is canine? Ok, placing a crown after RCT is advisable as soon as possible to avoid complications. Teeth become brittle after RCT and tend to break during chewing or biting something. Crowns are generally placed to avoid such conditions and to prevent reinfections.
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Oral and Dental Health

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Oral and Dental Health

Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.

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I have constipation problem and bcz of that I m suffering from mouth ulcer so kindly give me solutions of this thing.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have constipation problem and bcz of that I m suffering from mouth ulcer so kindly give me solutions of this thing.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Nux Vom 30 ( 4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Drink lot of water Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet.
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